What is the difference between a dental crown and a dental cap?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, are one and the same! Dental crowns are dental restorations used to repair and stabilize your tooth in the event of disease or damage. At Scott Family Dentistry, Dr. Jessie Scott creates custom dental crowns for the health and comfort of our patients. Custom dental crowns fit better and are longer-lasting than prefabricated crowns.
Some instances where a dental crown may be necessary include:
- Deep decay
- Broken tooth
- Stability for a root canal tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Fixed dental bridge
Crowns cover your tooth structure and absorb some of the force of chewing. Each crown fits over your tooth like a protective helmet and holds your tooth structure together while also reducing sensitivity in damaged teeth. Dr. Scott seals your crown permanently to your tooth in order to keep out decay and bacteria.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including metals such as gold, porcelain and metal blends, and full tooth-colored porcelain. The type of material that will work best for your crown depends on the location, your bite, and your needs. We can discuss your options with you at your dental appointment so that you can make the best decision for your oral health.